Kågesten A, Gibbs S, Blum RW, Moreau C, Chandra-Mouli V, et al. (2016) Understanding Factors that Shape Gender Attitudes in Early Adolescence Globally: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157805. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157805. [PDF]

Blum RW, Astone NM, Decker MR, Chandra-Mouli V. (2014). A Conceptual framework for early adolescence: a platform for research. Int J Adolesc Med Health 26(3):321-331. [PDF]


Consultation for Girl Effect, 2016

Robert Blum, Ages & Stages of Adolescence (PDF)

American Public Health Association annual meeting 2016

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the right to Health | October 29 - November 2 | Denver, Colorado

Robert Blum, Findings from the Global Early Adolescent Study [PDF]

Young Lives conference 2016

Adolescence, Youth and Gender: Building Knowledge for Change | September 8-9, 2016 | Oxford, UK

Several GEAS partners presented individually and as part of a panelThe program may be downloaded here and the book of abstracts here. Presentations by GEAS collaborators include:


How Do Gender Norms Shape Health and Well-being in Early Adolescents: Findings from the Global Early Adolescent Study (Bob Blum, Chair)

1) Kristin Mmari, Susannah Gibbs, Caroline Moreau, Caroline Kabiru , Beatrice Maina, Sara De Meyer (Ghent University),Ghada Al-Attar, Omaima El-Gibaly, Bello Bamidelle, Adesegun Fatusi, Chaohua Lou, Xiayun Zuo: ‘Yea, I’ve grown; I can’t go out anymore’: Perceived Risks for Girls and Boys Entering Adolescence [PDF]

2) Chunyan Yu (Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research), Xiayun Zuo, Robert W. Blum, Deborah L.Tolman, Anna Kågesten, Kristin Mmari, Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen, Sharmistha Basu, Rajib Acharya, Qiguo Lian, Chaohua Lou: Marching to a Different Drummer: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Young Adolescents who Challenge Gender Norms [PDF]

3) Sharmistha Basu, Xianyun Zuo, Chauhua Lou, Rajib Acharya, Rebecka Lundgren (Georgetown University): Learning To Be Gendered: Gender Socialisation Process and Forces in Early Adolescence in Delhi, India and Shanghai, China [PDF]

4) Caroline Moreau (Johns Hopkins University): Development and Validation of Cross-Cultural Gender Norms Scales for Early Adolescents (PDF)


  • Anna Kågesten (Johns Hopkins University), Susannah Gibbs, Robert Blum, Caroline Moreau, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Ann Herbert and Avni Amin: Understanding Factors that Shape Gender Attitudes in Early Adolescence: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review [PDF]
  • Sara De Meyer (Ghent University), Anna Kågesten, Kristin Mmari, Juliet McEachran, Elisa Chilet, Caroline Kabiru,
    Beatrice Maina, Elena M. Jerves, Candace Currie, Kristien Michielsen: "Boys Should Have the Courage to Ask a Girl Out”:
    Gender Norms in Early Adolescent Romantic Relationships
  • Linnea Zimmerman, Caroline Moreau, Kristin Mmari and Robert Blum (Johns Hopkins University): Developing an Empowerment Construct for Early Adolescence in the Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) [PDF]


  • Chaohua Lou, Chunyan Yu (Shanghai University of Planned Parenthood Research), Xiayun Zuo and Qiguo Lian: The
    Impact of Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Norms on Early Adolescents’ Healthy Sexuality
  • Sharmistha Basu and Rajib Acharya: Gendered Socialization of Very Young Adolescents: Perceptions and Experiences of Adolescents and their Parents from a Disadvantaged Urban Community of Delhi, India [presented by Neelanjana Pandey] [PDF]


Center for International Reproductive Health symposium 2014

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-being: How to align the need for complex interventions with the call for more evidence? | December 4, 2014 | Ghent, Belgium

GEAS collaborators who presented include: